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I lova da pot-limit holdem

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Jun 22, '08


Finally I am not too depressed to blog. After a long string of bustouts, I have made a final table. I am telling you these tournaments can get to you, going home a loser every day for a week.

I have been listening to a book Michael Binger recomended called the "Ominivores Dilemma" which talks about the food we eat. That combined with the string of bustouts had me ready to become a farmer (just my own food).

I know some nuts have said that new Orleans was flooded because it was a sinful city, what about Iowa floods, could it come from growing that GMO corn that is being forced down our throats in practicly everything we eat? They even make Biofuel out of it, but it takes more oil to grow the corn then what they get out of it, and it is more polution when burned. Of course this is not god sending the flood to punish the people of Iowa. The farmers are just as much victims of the big companies behind this as the rest of us, they have to grow so much of this crap cause they earn so little, and what they do make is only cause of government subsidies. What a tangent. Anyways, read labels and at least stop eatting "high fructose cornsyrup" it is one of the worst things you can put in your body, it is why america is so fat. Just thought I would talk about what I listen to when I am driving in, durring certain slow parts of tournaments and on dinner breaks.

Anyway back to poker. When we were coming down to the final table I watched a couple of interesting hands where this mild mannered madman Robert Cheung totally ran over the then chipleader, Ayaz Mahmood. First running him of an Ace-King pre flop with 7-8. Later when we were ten handed, playing till one more went out for todays final table, there was a huge pot. It was rasied, Cheung min re-raised, the short stack moved all-in, Mahmood overcalled from the blind, original raiser called, then Cheung asked if the all-in players re-raise was enough to allow him another raising opportunity. It was. After about 3 minutes of deliberating Cheung re-raised the size of the pot. Mahmood said "I fold" but kept his cards till the other player folded, and Mahmood showed the two kings he was mucking. Cheung then showed his K-Q and the all-in player (Kieth Greer, an amature) couldn't believe his good fortune as he turned over Queens. So I expect some interesting play at the final table today.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website,

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